Friday, July 31, 2009

2009 Connecticut Wine Festival August 1 & 2

There are 19 local vineyards along the Connecticut Wine Trail. The vineyards have joined forces for the 2009 Connecticut Wine Festival. This year's Connecticut Wine Festival will feature over 20 Connecticut wineries, food, artisans, crafts, and entertainment. The festival will be held at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen, CT on Route 63.
The Wine Festival will be on Saturday, August 1, 2009 from 12:00pm-7:00pm and Sunday, August 2, 2009 from 12:00pm-6:00pm.

Tickets are $25 for each day or $40 for the whole weekend. Tickets are only $10 for those under the age of 21 and designated drivers. Tickets can be purchased in advance at participating wineries for a reduced price of $20.
Participating CVWA wineries include:Jones Winery, Bishop's Orchards Winery, White Silo Winery, Hopkins Vineyard, Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Miranda Vineyard, Land of Nod, Rosedale Farms & Vineyard, Gouveia Vineyards, Priam Vineyards, Sharpe Hill Vineyard, Jonathan Edwards Winery, and Chamard Vineyards.Wineries also at the festival include Taylor Brooke Winery and CT Valley Winery.
Tickets include a wine glass, tote bag, 20 tasting tickets, specialty food samples, and entertainment.

Entertainment will include the Shawn Taylor Duo and the Jerrod Cattey Double Trio. Tickets can also be purchased via phone with a credit card by calling (860) 677 - 5467 Monday-Friday between 9:00am-3:00pm, however, a $0.50 handling fee per ticket will apply to phone orders.

Glasses of wine will be for sale for $5. Bottles and cases will be sold at each winery booth. Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase at the wine festival.

For more info on the Connecticut Wine Trail and full list of participating vineyards visit For more info on Gouveia Vineyards visit